Trump Says He Didn't Hear Question on Disavowing Ex-KKK Leader
Donald Trump tried to clear up controversy involving unsolicited support from former KKK leader David Duke.
He disavowed Duke's endorsement on Friday, but faced criticism for not doing it again on CNN's State of the Union on Sunday.
Today, Trump said on NBC's Today that he didn't hear the CNN host clearly.
"I'm sitting in a house in Florida with a very bad earpiece that they gave me. And you can hardly hear what he was saying. But what I heard was 'various groups.' And I don't mind disavowing anybody, and I disavowed David Duke. And I disavowed him the day before at a major news conference."
"Now I go and I sit down again, I have a lousy earpiece that is provided by them. And frankly, he talked about 'groups.' He also talked about groups. And I have no problem with disavowing groups but I'd at least like to know who they are."
Yesterday, as he faced backlash after the State of the Union appearance, he also posted video from the Friday news conference in which he disavowed Duke's endorsement.
As I stated at the press conference on Friday regarding David Duke- I disavow. pic.twitter.com/OIXFKPUlz2
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 28, 2016
On today's Five, Kimberly Guilfoyle blamed CNN for the flap, saying they're "struggling" and "trying to make something out of nothing."
Watch more commentary from the co-hosts in the video above.